`ATI Rage Pro AGP' and `SMART drive' in Dell Optiplex? Ok for Linux?
A collegue needs a new desktop computer for Linux. He's looking at
a Dell OptiPlex GXa.
Two concerns I have are:
- High-performance AGP-enabled video. Integrated ATI Rage Pro video
controller with up to 4MB 100MHz SGRAM video memory Uses 1X Accelerated
Graphics Port (AGP) bus for faster graphics processing.
I know the ATI Rage was supported under XFree, but is the AGP version?
- Ultra DMA/33 SMART Hard Disk Drive.
They don't mention a specific Ultra DMA controller, so I assume this is
okay as well?
(Man, the whole machine w/ PII-266, 64MB, 4.3GB, 4MB video, 17" monitor is
CDN$2881. Boy, is hardware ever getting affordable!)
Any comments? Any experience running Linux on this hardware?
Peter Galbraith, research scientist <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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